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Tech Tuesday Talk on April 11


 "Harnessing the Cognitive Power of IBM Watson to Enhance Academic Research”

Tuesday, April 11
Discovery 1, 915 Greene  Street, Room 140

Presented by: Jim Stritzinger, USC Arnold School of Public Health, Doug Surrett, IBM, Neset Hikmet, PhD, USC College of Engineering and Computing

IBM Watson, through the use of cognitive technology, has the ability to think and learn coupled with the capacity to analyze immense  volumes of data.  Continuously learning as it processes text, images, audio and video, IBM Watson provides researchers the ability to expand their subject matter expertise and have it reflected in their apps and systems.
Jim Stritzinger, Entrepreneur in Residence within the TecHealth Center at the Arnold School of Public Health, will introduce faculty  and students to the cognitive world of IBM Watson.  Meet some of the leaders of IBM’s new Center for Applied Innovation and Advanced Analytics, located at USC’s Columbia campus, along with College of Engineering and Computing faculty currently working on extraordinary  projects with Watson. Join us and learn how to enhance your research through a partnership with IBM Watson.

Hosted by:
Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles
A South Carolina SmartState Center at USC Arnold School of Public Health

Tech Tuesday Talks, is a free, monthly seminar series bringing together researchers from across the USC campus who share an interest  in technology-assisted health promotion and disease prevention interventions and research.  The series presents a forum to learn about one another’s work, spark collaborations, as well as  introduce students to the ongoing research conducted on the USC campus  which incorporates technology in health promotion.  All interested faculty, staff, students and the general public are invited to attend.  Tech Tuesday Talks are presented on the second Tuesday of the month in Discovery I Building, Room 140 at noon.  To learn  more, visit contact

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